New classrooms for two schools

More than £4 million is set to be invested in two popular schools in Liverpool. 


A report to the Cabinet on Friday 23 March is recommending £2.5 million be spent on Monksdown Primary School in Norris Green, following a decision to expand it from two to three forms of entry.


It will create the space for growth from 420 to 630 pupils over the next seven years to deal with increased demand for places. A two-storey, four classroom extension will be built and the car park relocated, along with other outside improvements.


Separately, £1.65 million is to be spent replacing wooden mobile buildings at Blackmoor Park Primary School in West Derby with three classrooms.


Assistant Mayor and Cabinet member for Education, Cllr Nick Small, said: “This much-needed investment in Monksdown and Blackmoor Park Infants will make a huge difference to life for pupils and teachers.


“We are seeing more people moving into the area around Monksdown Primary School due to the successful regeneration of the area and improved housing, and it is vital parents have a good chance of getting their child into the school.


“And at Blackmoor Park, we are replacing old, worn out timber mobile classrooms with proper structures that are built to last.


“This is all part of our commitment to making sure that children in Liverpool receive the best possible education.


“Since 2012, we have spent £180 million transforming 23 schools and along the way it has supported the creation of 2,000 construction jobs.”


A report to Cabinet on Friday 23 March is recommending Kier Construction be awarded contracts for the work.


If approved, construction will begin at both schools in April 2018 with work completed at Blackmoor Park by September and at Monksdown by November.



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